Head to the University Bookshop, show your tertiary student ID, and mention Tent City to claim your free* Bee Card
You must load $5 onto the Bee Card to you claim your free one.

Offer applies Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February
*normal price $5


Thinking about taking the bus to university? 

Find out about university services and bus related information. 

First time users 

If you are catching a bus on the Orbus network for the first time, everything you need to know is here including: 



Bee Card information

Catching the bus with the Bee Card is simple and cheap. The card gives you access to cheaper fares in ten NZ regions and an easy tag on tag off system. You can register your card to top up online, enjoy a youth concession (18 - 24 years) and manage multiple cards.


Where can I get a Bee Card?

Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February get a Bee Card for free* from the University Bookshop.

Head to the University Bookshop and mention Tent City to claim your free* Bee Card
You must load $5 onto the Bee Card when you claim your free one.
You can use your $5 credit as soon as you top-up, so catch the bus home!

Stocks are limited

Offer applies only on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 February 2024
*normal price $5


You can also get your Bee Card for $5 at any time, with CASH on the bus, or the University Bookshop, at www.beecard.co.nz, from the ORC office on Level 2 of Philip Laing House, DCC customer service centres (and libraries in Mosgiel, Port Chalmers and Blueskin Bay). 


How much does a Bee Card cost? 

  • The card is $5 and you need a minimum $5 top-up. 
    •  You can use your $5 credit as soon as you top-up, so catch the bus home!
  • Your Bee Card can be 'loaded' with a youth concession (18 – 24 year olds) for cheaper fares. To do that, register your Bee Card here. 
  • Your fare information is here. 


Where can I top up my Bee Card? 

  • Top up with CASH on the bus or do it online here. You can set up an auto top up. Online top-ups can take up to 12 hours to come through. 
  • You can also pay for your Orbus service with cash ($3 per trip). Free transfers within a 45-minute window if you catch a second bus as part of your journey. Note that without a Bee Card, you will have to pay for both buses.  



University Bus Routes to and from university

Buses run to or past the university from all over the city.

Bus services covering Port Chalmers, Balaclava, Mornington, South Dunedin and Concord areas, stop outside or close to the university on weekdays.

Check if a bus goes from your area: Check your timetables 

You can track your bus using real-time information on the free Transit App Real time tracking with Transit (orc.govt.nz)

Don’t worry if you’re not on a direct route to university, you can get to campus from all over the city by hopping on a bus outside your house and transferring later onto a bus that heads past university. You have a free transfer window of 45 minutes as long as you tag on and off with your Bee Card for each trip. 


14 - Port Chalmers - City 

14 - City - Port Chalmers

15 - Ridge Runner Northbound

15 - Ridge Runner Southbound

37 - Concord - City - University

38 - University - City - Concord

63 - Balaclava - City - Logan Park

63 - Logan Park - City - Balaclava


Putting your bike on the bus


Did you know all Dunedin buses are equipped with bike racks?

If you want to try biking into Uni but are daunted by the thought of the uphill ride home, why not put your bike on the bus?

Otago Regional Council is offering have-a-go sessions with the bike rack on a stationary bus.

Try-out sessions this Monday and Tuesday (19, 20 February)

  • When: 12.30 – 2.30 pm
  • Where: Between the Centre of Innovation building and the St David St Lecture Theatre
  • What: Bring your bike and have a go at putting it on the bus
  • Look for this poster



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